Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

 

Tag Archives: Africa

Chinese official’s Africa bribery trial brings his Iran, Qatar deals to the fore

:: Even as the details of former Hong Kong official Patrick Ho’s bribery trial emerge, his dealings with Iran and Qatar are already under the spotlight. Ho has been fighting foreign bribery charges in New York. On September 14, prosecutors

Morocco says over 50,000 migrant crossings to Europe foiled

:: Moroccan authorities have so far this year foiled 54,000 bids by illegal migrants to cross to Europe, the official MAP news agency reported Friday. It said that authorities had dismantled 74 “criminal networks” linked to people smuggling and seized

King Salman, Moroccan king discuss coordinating efforts to contain Iran threats

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI spoke on Thursday to emphasize the need to unite their positions and coordinate efforts to counter the aggressive tendency of the Iranian regime. King Salman called the Moroccan king and

Sudan’s President Al-Bashir sacks army chief of staff

:: Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir on Tuesday fired his military chief of staff as part of a “major” shake-up, the official SUNA news agency reported. The agency said Lt. Gen. Emadeddin Adawi was “sacked” and the job of military chief

Israel begins distributing deportation notices to Africans, legalizes West Bank settlement

:: Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants. In letters delivered Sunday, Israel says the migrants have 60 days to accept the offer to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for

No. 3 US diplomat quits in latest departure under Trump

:: The US State Department’s third-ranking official, Tom Shannon, said on Thursday he was stepping down, the latest senior career diplomat to exit since President Donald Trump took office a year ago. Shannon, who serves as undersecretary of state for

‘Nigeria to issue visas on arrival for Africans’

Kwesi Quartey

:: Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union (AU) said Friday, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent. Kwesi Quartey, the continental body’s deputy chairman, praised

EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

:: The EU unveiled plans on Wednesday (Sept 27) to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing. The proposal involves admitting refugees to European

Africa’s richest man joins race for South African cement firm

:: Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has joined the race to buy South African cement maker PPC, which is already the subject of a takeover bid valuing the company at $700 million. Dangote Cement, which is controlled by Dangote and

Six police shot dead in central Kenya where drought is fuelling violence

:: Six Kenyan police officers were killed and two wounded when their convoy was attacked by gunmen in central Kenya where drought and scarce grazing land is fuelling violence. Members of the police’s anti-stock theft unit (ASTU), travelling in two

Militants blocking aid to starving children in Somalia, charity says

:: Lack of access to hungry parts of Somalia controlled by Islamist militants is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of malnourished children, a charity said on Thursday, as the war-torn nation risks falling back into famine. Severe Acute

WFP chief urges EU to step up funds as 20 mln face famine in Yemen, Africa

:: The UN food agency’s director urged the European Union on Monday to help raise the $1 billion needed over the next few months to save hundreds of thousands of children from starving to death in Yemen and three African

Egypt urges closer cooperation among Nile basin nations

:: Egypt’s president on Thursday laid out concerns over his country’s share of the Nile waters, urging leaders of the river’s basin countries to work together toward a more efficient use of their resources. “The River Nile unites rather than

Macron vows to step up French fight against terrorism in Africa

:: France will step up the fight against resurgent militants in north and west Africa and will work more closely with Germany to help the tinderbox region, President Emmanuel Macron said on his first trip outside Europe on Friday. Visiting

1 million children refugees from South Sudan’s civil war

:: More than 1 million children have fled South Sudan’s civil war, two United Nations agencies said Monday, part of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Another 1 million South Sudanese children are displaced within the country, having fled their

Nearly 9,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend: IOM

Nearly 9,000 mainly African migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this past long weekend after being put by smugglers in Libya onto unseaworthy boats heading toward Italy, UN aid agencies said on Tuesday. The migrants, many from Nigeria and Senegal

Musicians chase fame on west Africa’s musical islands

Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians of all stripes, trailing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums. Two events, the Atlantic Music Expo (AME) and the more established Kriol

How China is filling the investment vacuum in Africa

John Defterios

By : John Defterios :: After living with my family in the UAE for six years, it was high time to take advantage of the reach of Gulf airlines and pursue an African safari. The goal was a simple one,

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